Survival

Survival


Do you have what it takes?

Survival training in the CACC is foundational to leadership development.  It teaches self-reliance, critical thinking, self-confidence, resilience, character development, grit, smart risk-taking, value of preparation, and techniques to deal with stress and failure. It also increases odds of survival in adverse situations, develops an appreciation and respect for the outdoors, and creates strong bonds between the shared participants.

2017 Survival Recruiting Video

 

For more Information email us at survival@cacadets.org


 

2020 Survival Training

23-30 June 2020

This year there will be two survival units.  The Survival Training Unit and the Advanced Survival Training Unit are both run in the second week of encampment.  Cadets will need to meet specific prerequisites before admittance into the survival program.  Details of each unit are located below.

Unit OIC: SFC Dustin Dionne (dustin.dionne@cacadets.org


Survival Training Unit (STU)

23-30 June 2020, Camp San Luis Obispo

This is a mentally and physically challenging course requiring cadets to maintain a high level of motivation and perseverance during the Survival Field Training Exercise (FTX).

  • About the FTX:
    • Cadets learn survival skills while operating in a scenario-based exercise.
    • Participants strive to achieve passing benchmarks as evaluated by course cadre
  • Cadets must complete the components below to qualify for the red beret with basic flash:
    1. Complete the physical, mental, and medical pre-event checklist found HERE
      • ​Submit the completed checklist as an Email attachment HERE
        • ​Title both your document and Email SUVIVAL CHECKLIST_LAST NAME_FIST NAME
      • The pre-event checklist is REQUIRED for entrance into the STU.
    2. Pass a graded, rigourous physical fitness evaluation at Camp San Luis Oispo before the start of the FTX
      • ​​Failure to meet evaluation standards will result in unit re-assignment​
    3. Complete the graded 120+ hour Field Exercise at Summer Encampment
      • ​​Cadets not meeting benchmark standards or failing to memorize/recite the Suvival Creed during the course will not receive the red beret.
  • ​Additional qualifications:
    • Cadets must have maintained a CUMULATIVE HIGH SCHOOL GPA of 2.0 or better
    • Cadets must not have had any serious disciplinary infractions in the past two years
    • Cadets must have no unexcused absences in the past year.
    • Verification of GPA, discipline, and attendance are required.
 

Advanced Survival Training Unit (ASTU)

23-30 June 2020, Camp San Luis Obispo

This is a demanding course that will teach cadets to be physically and mentally prepared to operate in austere conditions.

  • Qualifications:
    • You must have earned your red beret
    • Cadets must complete the ASTU physical, mental, and medical checklist found HERE
      • ​Submit the completed checklist as an Email attachment HERE​
        • ​Title both your Email and document: ASTU CHECKLIST_LAST NAME_FIRST NAME
    • Cadets must have maintained a CUMULATIVE HIGH SCHOOL GPA of 2.0 or better
    • You must not have had any serious disciplinary infractions in the past two years
    • Enrollee must have no unexcused absences in the past year.
    • Participants must pass a graded, rigourous physical fitness evaluation at Camp San Luis Oispo before final acceptance into the ASTU
      • Failure to meet evaluation standards will result in unit re-assignment​
  • How to Sign Up:
    1. ​Sign-up for the Survival Training Unit on your encampment application
    2. Complete the application found here: APPLICATION FORM
    3. ​​Upon acceptance, you will be receive a follow-up Email with further instructions.

Survival Training Resources

  • ​CACC Survival Curriculum
    • A. Prepare to Survive                                TEXT
    • C. Basic Survival Techniques                     TEXT